Finally, a month where it actually saved money to have chickens! Things are looking up.
May turned out to be a great laying month for the girls. As the days stretch out longer, the hens show their appreciation by laying more eggs. Also, Harriet, my hen who has been busy raising chicks decided to enter back into the egg laying world. We had no new hen loses (we held steady at 7 hens and 7 adolescent chicks).
May’s total weighed in at 177 farm fresh eggs. And even though we’re feeding 7 free-loading-growing-like-weeds-on-steroids chicks which gives us a higher food bill, we still came out ahead! (I say with a big sigh of relief…I hadn’t realized I’d been holding my breath all this time!)
So, drum roll, please??
My fresh, backyard eggs only cost .06 each this month. Of course, with our high costs in some previous months, it only lowers our YTD total down to .35 each, but I’ll take what I can get.
Sometimes you just gotta celebrate the small things.
Go ahead girls, take the afternoon off! You’ve been working hard lately. Thanks.